Just what is a hackathon, anyway? What’s a civic hackathon?
Join us Febuary 7, 2018 6:00pm-7:30pm for our first workshop leading up to ATX Hack for Change 2017, and learn how anyone, even people without a coding background, can hack for Austin. We’ll show you just how you can take your skills – any skills, from dog walking to competitive eating – and put them to use on a project. We’ll also showcase the types of projects we have worked on over 5 years.
Whether you are interested in being a Hacker or a Project Champion, we will cover the basics of what you need to get started and the tools you’ll be utilizing in this engaging Q&A.
About our Partners:
Open Austin is a volunteer citizen brigade advocating for open government, open data, and civic application development since 2009. They are affiliated with the nonprofit Code for America, which believes government can work for the people, by the people in the 21st century. Open Austin is focused on the needs of our own community and we use design, technology, and open data to improve the quality of life in our city.
Google Fiber is committed to bringing reliable, affordable internet to all people in Austin. By building a fiber optic network in Austin, Google is bringing 1000 MBPS internet speeds to the public. Google’s mission is to make all information universally accessible and useful.
The City of Austin Innovation Office helps diverse and inclusive teams examine challenges and opportunities to surface better ideas and solutions that make a lasting, positive impact. The Innovation Office works with internal and external partners to develop, test, organize, and encourage innovative projects with the goal of fostering a culture of innovation within the City of Austin.